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debates. i personally admire their work. the u.s. is much more diverse than that. >> were you angry? were you hurt? >> we don't want to be invisible. we are not invisible. we are making sure that even with an accent that people hear what we're saying. yes, of course. >> we are mainstreaming. you try to separate us from ethnic media and mainstream media. we are mainstream media. we compete directly with abc, nbc and cbs. in many states we have higher ratings. the difference between us and them, it's under the same category, is the language. we transmit in a different language, however, now we're changing that. >> what do you mean? >> we're changing that now because now we have the joint venture with abc and we are going to be doing the same thing that we're doing but do it in english so we can make sure we have all the market. the special thing about that is it's not only for that sector of latinos who is more english dominant and prefers to speak english, but i think it actually contributes to the society and to democracy in this country so that everyone who speaks english in this country
these gigantic monoliths that have he implicit backing of the u.s. government. then thers the other problem of corruption. i hear all the time from hedge funds, ys know, these smaller guys who believe that some of the big investment banks are selling them out to even bigger hedge funds that are giving away information about their positions to even bigger clients so that somebody else can trade against them. or maybe the banks themselves are front running their positions. and trading against their own clients. there's this schism developing between the smaller guy, the medium sized financial player, very, very big too big to fail companies that are perceived asfa getting a break, getting -- and getting the backing of the government, and also are perceived as getting away with stuff that they wouldn't get away with. >> i agree with matt and i think what you're really seeing, ac ually, in terms of the battle of the millionaires versus the billionaires. because it's winner take al dynamic. is not just between, you know, ehe e 10% and the 90%. or the 1% and the 99%. what's quite interesting, an
and a colleague of the late u.s. commissioner of education ernest boyer. welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> kathleen, the last time you were here you said all we've got left in the search for truth and knowledge is the debate. all right, are you satisfied now? >> no, we did not get an answer to the question that i wanted answered, which is "what are the sacrifices you're going to ask of us?no where are you going to get the mon that weweeed in a way thatee won't tank the economy, that will incease the likelihood of economic growth?" and so, the problem now facing a the country and the candidates is we're going to elect a candidate who is going to govern by asking us to make choices that we haven't anticipated. and as a result, we're going to feel betrayed to some extent, even if we voted for that ndidate. >> the debates were the most watched in a long time. your field intersects politics and entertainment. do you think entertainment e.values had something to do wi this? >> well, i think sus ense was what was required down to the wire. s and that's what we got. one won one,
, and neither did the u.s. governnt. neil barofsky tells this story in his book, "bailout: an inside account of how washington abandoned main street while rescuing wall street." he is now a senior fellow and adjunct professor at the new york university school of law. neil barofsky, welcome. >> thank you. >> when you were a kid, did you say, "mom, dad, i want to grow up and be an inntector general?" >> no, i said i wanted to be a c lawyer, though. >> you did? >> it must be some sort of major genetic flaw i have. but my mom keeps a fortune cookie that aid, "you will be aa great lawyer one day." d i signed it and dated it. i think i was 12 years old. so there was something weird about me that i wanted to be a n lawyer. i wanted to be a prosecutor. i mean, that was sort of what i wanted to d maybe it's from watching tv shows, "perry mason," as a kid or something like that. but i was always drawn to the la and so i think i did have this drive for public service. but certainly never did think that i'd be an inspector general one day. i didn't really even know what that was until i actually got the
,000 into supporting wisconsin republican tommy thompson's bid for the u.s. senate this november. by now it won't surprise you to learn that wisconsin's former governor has been a friend of alec going all the way back to his days as a state legislator, when he himself was an alec member. take a listen to a speech thompson made at an alec conference in 2002. >> myself i always loved to go to these meetings because i always found new ideas, and then i'd take them back to wisconsin, disguise them a little bit and declare them as mine. >> ah yes, tommy thompson and so many others. finally, alec, meet alice. that's right, alec now has some competition. inspired by professor joel rogers, the wisconsin champion of open democracy, alice is a transparent, non-corporate, out-in-the-open, web-based library of model laws on a range of public interest issues. alice doesn't have corporate or billionaire backers. the work is done by volunteers -- so in the constant struggle for democracy is still david versus goliath, but as you'll remember from that ancient story, the giant doesn't always win. ♪ ♪ ♪ th
money for a campaign. >> one of the big spenders nationwide is the u.s. chamber of commerce. it won 21 of the 24 state judicial races in that it was involved in from 2001 to 2003. do you think that's a coincidence? >> no, i don't believe it's a coincidence. and i think this is a real threat to democracy. when we lose faith in the ability to get justice through our court systems, then we're really in trouble. >> and what's interesting is the united states chamber of commerce has named iowa's court system as one of the top five in the nation. >> you know, there was a recent study showing that more and more people in this country are distrustful of the judicial system, including the supreme court. do you think there's a correlation between the amount of money that's pouring into these races and the growing public distrust of the courts? >> we're already seeing courts being attacked in other states. and the -- you know, sort of multiplier effect of how much money there is in, you know, invested in these court battles now compared to, you know, two years ago, four years ago, eight years ago
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